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BASCA presents: Manage Your Composing Career
Mon 8 May 2017, 18:00 – 21:00 BST
You’ve written some music, but what next? You need to get it performed and maybe also recorded. You may want to release a recording online, and make printed copies available to other performers. You also need to build an audience who will listen to your music and a network of contacts who will provide you with further performances and commissions. Sounds daunting?
In this event four composers will share their wisdom on a range of topics including organising performances and recordings, digital distribution, publishing and self-publishing, networking and maintaining a web presence, to provide an overview of how to manage your career as a composer.
About The Panel
Alexander Campkin (moderator)
Described as 'fresh and attractive' by Gramophone, Alexander's music has attracted the attentions of some of the top ensembles. His work has been performed or broadcast in over thirty countries and features on 15 CDs, one of which was Classic FM Christmas CD of the Year. Alexander has received over forty commissions from organisations including The Royal Opera House, The London Mozart Players, The Royal Ballet Sinfonia, Aldeburgh Music and The BBC Performing Arts Fund.
John McLeod CBE
For over 40 years John McLeod has been at the forefront of contemporary Scottish music and is still one of the UK’s busiest and most prolific composers. His brilliantly coloured orchestral and vocal music has been commissioned, performed and recorded in many countries by leading orchestras and has also been featured at international festivals including the London Proms and Aldeburgh. Most of his works have been heard on BBC Radio 3, Classic FM, BBC TV and Channel 4 and in June 2016 he was appointed CBE in The Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Dr Shirley Thompson is a renowned and award-winning English composer of Jamaican parentage who serves as Reader in Composition and Performance at the University of Westminster, London. Dr Thompson’s compositional output consists of large conceptual works including symphonies, ballets and operas, as well as music for TV, film, and theatre.
Soosan Lolavar is a British-Iranian composer and educator who works in both electronic and acoustic sound, and across the genres of concert music, contemporary dance, installation, film, animation and theatre. Her work has been performed at venues such as the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, V&A, National Maritime Museum and broadcast several times on BBC Radio 3. She has worked with ensembles such as the Philharmonia Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra Foyle Future Firsts, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Sinfonietta.
6pm – 8pm, panel discussion
8pm – 9pm, networking